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    Re: AAF may fold

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama63 View Post
    I heard the figure 30,000 in attendance for a San Antonio game, back before the talk about the league folding got going. So Riley's team had people coming out. Heck, when I went to Alabama, I think Denny Stadium only held 40,000!
    I lived in San Antonio for a year and I can tell you that city is crazy about wanting more pro teams. They really do try their best and put forth a great effort.

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    http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id...tures-bets-10k
    Hard to imagine how they were going to cash in on gambling with these sort of numbers.

    FanDuel paid out all futures bets as winners and paid less than $10,000. While I'm sure FanDuel just did it for the attention, that paltry amount of action demonstrates that while some sort of tech might have held value, the actual gambling on AAF didn't.

    To give an example, FanDuel pulled a similar stunt by paying out Alabama as a winner last year. Only it cost them $400,000...
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrAzY3 View Post
    http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id...tures-bets-10k
    Hard to imagine how they were going to cash in on gambling with these sort of numbers.



    FanDuel paid out all futures bets as winners and paid less than $10,000. While I'm sure FanDuel just did it for the attention, that paltry amount of action demonstrates that while some sort of tech might have held value, the actual gambling on AAF didn't.

    To give an example, FanDuel pulled a similar stunt by paying out Alabama as a winner last year. Only it cost them $400,000...
    I honestly thought it was a misprint when I saw the number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    But the catch is you're able to do something else for that type money. My guess is a lot of these guys don't have skills or trade outside of football that is worth that type money.
    If so that is a sad commentary on all that "educational value" most of these young men are getting out of their amateur status in NCAA football.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DzynKingRTR View Post
    There is a special place in Hell for Dundon.
    I have refrained from making comments about this guy because I don't know the whole story, but there is no denying that to say he has done hundreds of people wrong with the way this was handled is a massive understatement. The hundreds and hundreds of people who were making a paycheck from the AAF were cut off without any warning and left high and dry without even a place to live or a way to travel? This Dundon fellow qualifies as one of the country's biggest scumbags, at least from what you read on line. And Ebersol and Polian qualify as being a hell of a lot more naive than you would think they'd be in the position they are (were) in.

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    Re: AAF may fold

    https://247sports.com/college/alabam...ium-130870994/

    UCF is losing a million dollars due to the cancellation of this?

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    Lots of unpaid bills. Lots of angry people. What looked to me like a really solid league had a hell of a lot of issues behind the curtain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamick View Post
    Lots of unpaid bills. Lots of angry people. What looked to me like a really solid league had a hell of a lot of issues behind the curtain.

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    Suspect that those who are able will bleed these owners out of some money through legal action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    If so that is a sad commentary on all that "educational value" most of these young men are getting out of their amateur status in NCAA football.
    Not to derail the topic but unless someone gets a college degree in a sought after field. Most basic college degrees have become so watered down and common. Many times they don't bring the wages that even make it worth getting it. Many would be better off going to a trade school and learning a trade/skill that has long been established as a need in our society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    If so that is a sad commentary on all that "educational value" most of these young men are getting out of their amateur status in NCAA football.
    Do you not get the irony of making that statement after these guys prove unable to earn a living playing football? Better to get an education, along with room and board out of it than nothing eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgw View Post
    If so that is a sad commentary on all that "educational value" most of these young men are getting out of their amateur status in NCAA football.
    Most of these players have degrees, but they still have to roll up their sleeves, get a job, and get to work. Just like everybody else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GP for Bama View Post
    Most of these players have degrees, but they still have to roll up their sleeves, get a job, and get to work. Just like everybody else.
    While true, it is hard to walk away from your dreams, especially when you have worked so hard for so long to achieve them.

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    Re: AAF may fold

    There still a chance some my find a NFL team. Others will fade into the night. I would suggest coaching for some as well.


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